Welcome to Africa Risk Institute

Africa Risk Institute (ARI) is a boutique professional services firm majoring in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Advisory, training and placement services. Our vision is to be a globally recognized finance and risk management services provider. In pursuance of this vision, we provide innovative, research based and sustainable financial and risk solutions across Africa leveraging on technology and working through partnerships with scholars, regulators and industry professionals.

We have adopted a modern approach to Risk Management which endeavours to achieve convergence of the related but often silo-ed subjects of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

In order to address the intricate challenges that organizations face, we offer our clients services in:

Risk Management Training

Risk Management Placement Services

Risk Management Advisory Services

Professional Certification

Why Africa Risk Institute?

  • We have developed skills and experience in partnering with stakeholders to package and deliver programs aimed at addressing industry-wide challenges. Our promoters have historically been actively involved in the development of the Certification Programs jin partnership with Industry Associations as well as certification partners.  We are working with stakeholders to develop risk certifications in Health, Higher Education, Telecomms, Energy, Public Sector, etc.
  • Our core team comprises a strong team of seasoned and qualified professionals in banking, finance, investment, advisory, and training as well as managers and strategic investors in many successful private ventures. The team further benefits immensely from a pool of partners and associate trainers which gives us a strong base to deliver on multiple assignments.
  • Our training is focused, practical and results oriented. Our expert trainers write and deliver their own course materials and construct practical exercises and discussions based on real experience, ensuring delegates always derive the maximum practical benefits from a course.
  • Our certification programs are geared towards giving our graduands an international driving license to practice anywhere in the World. In addition to our current certification partners, we are continually forging new partnerships to ensure our clients have variety to choose from. We balance that with offering cost effective short-term professional development programs that are run either as in-house or publicly.
  • Our courses can be accessed fully online, fully offline, or a blend of both.
  • We offer market-focused and bespoke advisory services to our clients to help them overcome formation, growth and development challenges while helping them to take advantage of emerging opportunities in pursuance of their strategic objectives

Our Mission

An outstanding team of risk management professionals and partners leveraging technology to provide innovative, research-based and sustainable finance and risk management solutions.

  • We recruit, develop and retain top talent for the risk profession
  • We work with partners and associates to complement our skill and resource base
  • We are a single and safe landing place for our client’s risk requirements
  • Our stakeholders  include its customers, staff, shareholders, Government and community

Our Vision

A globally recognized  Finance and Risk Management Solutions provider.

  • Scale
  • Ranked top three Risk Management solutions provider in Africa.
  • Significant partner for our target clients.
  • Significant participation in major risk events.
  • Service diversification to suit diverse client needs.
  • Strategic partnerships with renowned academic institutions, professional associations and technology providers.

Core Values

Our values are based on the acronym ‘ONE-PIER’ which implies that our clients have a single safe landing place for their Risk requirements.

1. ONE global network

  • Leveraging the power of global relationships and collaboration to deliver exceptional services to clients wherever they do business in Africa.
  • Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for effective service delivery

2. People

  • Attracting, developing and retaining the best talent for effective service delivery
  • Embed a questioning mentality in our people – why/why not?
  • Deliberate Internship program to help young graduates induct into the job market

3. Integrity

  • All employees and partners will act with utmost integrity and professionalism
  • Ethically unyielding, earnest and inspiring trust
  • Taking responsibility for our actions

4. Excellence

  • Relentless pursuit of excellence
  • We create value beyond customer expectations
  • We deliver beyond best practice

5. Respect

  • Respect for employees, partners, and clients
  • Value diversity and unique individual contributions
  • Fostering a trusting, open and inclusive environment

Our Team

We take great pride in our core team of principals who are not only professional bankers, risk managers, consultants, and trainers, but also strategic investors in many successful private ventures. The team further benefits immensely from a pool of trusted partners and associate consultants which allows for exchange of resources on a need-basis

All our engagements are led by teams blending world-class best-practices with pragmatic, real-world operating experience, broad commercial knowledge, specialized skills and hands-on experience. This carefully blended core team typically brings on board a combined experience of onwards of 30 years in the areas of risk management and finance which greatly benefits our client assignments.

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